Volquez made 32 starts and one relief appearance with the Padres and Dodgers in 2013, compiling a 9-12 record and a 5.71 ERA.
Bass, who had previously served as a swingman for the Padres, pitched for them exclusively out of the bullpen in 2013, posting a 5.36 ERA over 42 innings. However, he did make 15 starts at Triple-A Tucson, going 4-6 with a 5.45 ERA.
According to FOXSports.com, the
Also, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the
FOXSports.com reports that first baseman/outfielder
Hart and the Mariners agreed on a one-year deal Wednesday.
Having been thwarted in their attempt to sign a free agent catcher, the
Manager Ron Gardenhire is still expressing some reluctance to trust the 24-year-old with the starting job, saying "he has a lot of things to learn about calling a ballgame and handling pitchers and working with a lot of different pitchers." However, Gardenhire will look to former catcher Joe Mauer, now slated to be the Twins' first baseman, to tutor Pinto.
Filling in for Mauer when he suffered a late-season concussion, Pinto hit. 342 with four home runs in 21 games in 2013.
According to Yahoo! Sports, the
In his seventh and most recent season in New York, Chamberlain made 45 appearances and posted a 4.93 ERA.
MLB.com reports that
Harper had surgery to repair the bursa in his left knee in October.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that
CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Twins have also been pursuing free agents Matt Garza, Bronson Arroyo and Bartolo Colon. The team has already added Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes to their rotation this offseason.
With the absence of Matt Harvey due to his recovery from Tommy John surgery, the Mets will need Wheeler, who made his major league debut in June, to play a more prominent role in the rotation.
The Miami Herald reports that the
The Marlins had been aggressively shopping Morrison since their recent signing of first baseman Garrett Jones. In 85 games, Morrison hit .242 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 2013.
Capps made 53 appearances for the Mariners this past season and went 3-3 with a 5.49 ERA and 66 strikeouts in 59 innings.